Thursday, April 23, 2009

Where The Wild Things Are

Oh joy of joy- watch this trailer and feel excited about this film! Scheduled for release in the US this Oct, we may need to wait until the end of the year to enjoy it here in Australia. I for one, can't wait! Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeah's was involved in the musical score along with Carter Burwell, a film score composer.

Paper Heart

As a huge fan of Arrested Developement, I saw this trailer with Michael Cera and thought i'd share it with you! Seemingly a documentary about love, it's actually a faux doco but looks very sweet anyway. His love interest is Charlyne Yi (from Knocked Up) and she co-wrote the film.

Check the trailer. Worth watching? No release date in Australia yet... but it won an award at Sundance so hopefully it'll get released here. It appeals to the romantic in me!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Betty Harris and The Bamboos

Oh what a presence this lady has! Sexy in her seventies, warm, glowing and radiating star quality, she delivered the goods when playing a gig last Sat night at The Corner Hotel in Melbourne. Glad I wore heels to try and tower over the packed crowd, shame about the 50/60 something in front of us too boozed up to notice they were outrageously obnoxious, but not bad enough to ruin the beautiful music from a soul diva and legend. If she comes to town again, do yourself a favour and buy some tix! Especially if The Bamboos are supporting.

Chris Cobb: Abode Bookshop

Chris Cobb, an artist based in San Francisco, has created an amazing installation in bookshop called Adobe Books- he catalogued every single one of the 20,000 books by color. The project is titled "There is Nothing Wrong in This Whole Wide World". They were arranged by hand over a 10 hour period, and he enlisted the help of 16 volunteers. Such beautiful results, they transformed the bookshop overnight. I love the outcome.

Read an interview with the artist at McSweeneys

Friday, April 17, 2009

Smile, it's a giant bunny!

What can I saw but i love these giant bunny pics almost as much as Suzi Zutic who keeps emailing them to me! Oh so cuddly and comically massive!! The one above is apparently called Herman.

Easter Recovery

Still recovering from a busy but lovely Easter with family and friends. We stayed away at the family beach house and cooked all weekend, ate endlessly and went for long walks on the beach. We also challenged each other on the Wii and watched Poirot one evening (my favorite!). Such warm, perfect autumn weather.

I felt like baking so i made some dough and baked an onion and potato focaccia and followed a childhood memory for inspiration (thanks to mum's friend Marisa who used to whip up a version of this for us when we'd drop by for a visit).

Mum filled the house with beautiful flowers purchased at the local farmers market.

Instead of giving Easter eggs, I baked hot cross buns for the studio crew. Yum! My first attempt, and I intend to improve the recipe each Easter. Thanks to Karen Martini for the recipe which featured in The Age Sunday Life magazine.

Sunset, shorter days.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Here we go!

my placesetting on our wedding day, Jan 10, 2009

I've started something... general musings, images, things i like, happy mood enhancing bits and pieces i'd like to share with you

Something to keep me busy (correction, busier!).